News 2013

  • Ferry passengers mean SEK 5000 million for Stockholm

    The ferry passengers who travel via Ports of Stockholm's ports fill seven full hotels in the Stockholm region, every day of the year. While they are in Stockholm they spend SEK 3000 per person, which adds up to SEK 5000 million over the year. The ferry passengers contribute 20 percent of total Stockholm tourism consumer spending in the county.

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  • Record volumes at Ports of Stockholm's container terminal

    Ports of Stockholm's container business continues to do well, with volumes rising steeply during the year. So much so that a new record was set in November 2013 for the number of containers handled at the terminal, 45 000.

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  • Ports of Stockholm included in expert group for sustainable shipping

    Gun Rudeberg, Company Lawyer and Legal and Social Director at Ports of Stockholm, has been appointed to represent the Baltic Ports Organisation (BPO) in the European Commission's new expert group for sustainable shipping, the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF).

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  • Golden time for Kapellskär

    After many years of preparation, Ports of Stockholm has now begun construction work to renew the Port of Kapellskär. When the project is completed in 2016 the port will have five quay-berths and will be well equipped to meet the needs of the future.

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  • 100 accident-free days at the new Värtahamnen

    The construction and installation work for the Värtahamnen development project has now been ongoing for 100 working days – with no accidents.

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  • New record for cruise passenger numbers

    Cruise season 2013 was a huge success for Ports of Stockholm, setting a new record for passenger numbers. A total of 278 cruise ships called into Stockholm and Nynäshamn during the season. The total number of cruise passengers reached a new record of 485 000.

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  • Work to rebuild the Port of Kapellskär has begun

    At the beginning of October 2013, construction work to begin rebuilding the Port of Kapellskär finally began. The dredger Attilla is now on site and blasting work has also started. All of the rebuilding work will be completed within three years.

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  • Stockholm - Europe's top cruise destination

    Stockholm was appointed best European cruise destination at the 2013 Cruise International Awards.

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  • DFDS increases calls to the Port of Kapellskär

    DFDS will introduce the vessel Kaunas Seaways on the route between the Port of Kapellskär and Paldiski in Estonia. The number of calls will also increase from six to seven each week.

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  • Sharp rise in container volumes at Ports of Stockholm

    2013 has been a successful year for Ports of Stockholm's container terminal. Goods volumes have increased by 58 percent.

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  • Important EU-funding to the Ports of Stockholm

    The reconstruction of the Värtahamnen port is one of the Swedish infrastructure projects proposed by the European Union’s Trans-European Transport Network, TEN-T, for important funding. In total, the project Värtahamnen, is suggested to receive €14,048,000.

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  • Ports of Stockholm breaks ground at Värtahamnen

    On Wednesday 19 June 2013 the first spade broke the ground in the rebuilding of Värtahamnen in the Stockholm Royal Seaport district. The port is visited by four million passengers and handles 1.7 million tonnes of goods annually. In three years the first vessels will be able to berth at the new pier and ferry passengers will be able to come ashore using the new terminal.

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  • Strömkajen, a new meeting place in the heart of Stockholm

    One of Stockholm's most scenic places, Strömkajen, has been renovated over the past four years to make it a functional, accessible and safe meeting place that also incorporates smart environmental solutions.

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  • Ports of Stockholm's Communication is World Class

    At a ceremony in Los Angeles, Wednesday 8 May 2013, Ports of Stockholm was awarded second place in a prize for port communications throughout the world.

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  • Strong growth in container volumes

    Over the first three months of the year container volumes at Ports of Stockholm have risen by 79 percent compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. A distinct trend can be seen in more goods owners and freight companies choosing to ship goods by sea, to arrive as close to the expanding Stockholm region as possible.

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  • Container shipping company CMA-CGM becomes new Ports of Stockholm customer

    To further improve competitiveness and to link Stockholm in to its global network, one of the world's largest container shipping companies, CMA-CGM, has chosen to begin services to and from Ports of Stockholm.

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  • First port in the world to provide an infrastructure for liquefied natural gas for large passenger ferries

    Ports of Stockholm has become one of the first ports in the world to offer a bunkering infrastructure solution for the provision of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to large passenger ferries. A successful collaboration involving AGA, Viking Line, Ports of Stockholm and the appropriate government agencies has made an infrastructure for bunkering possible.

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  • 2012 – a good year for Ports of Stockholm

    2012 was a good year for Ports of Stockholm, with the company's annual report showing a good financial position and positive results for 2012.

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  • Great numbers for passenger traffic

    2012 was yet another good year for passenger traffic at Ports of Stockholm, with a total of 12 241 000 passengers travelling via Stockholm, Nynäshamn and Kapellskär.

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  • Container goods increase by 28 percent at Ports of Stockholm

    The volume of goods at the container terminal at Frihamnen in 2012 increased by 28 percent compared to 2011. In total the turnover for the year reached almost 36,000 container units (TEUs).

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